Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged 1963 Firebird V w/ Maestro Vibrola Electric Guitar - Pelham Blue


When Gibson hired famed automotive designer Ray Dietrich to create a radical new solid body guitar, rock 'n roll history ensued. With its offset shape, neck-through construction, and scorching mini-humbuckers™, the '63 Firebird™ V became an instant classic. The Gibson Custom Shop is proud to present this exacting replica of a vintage original, which uses authentic contours, dimensions and construction methods for an incredible ownership and playing experience. It features Ultra Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Ultra Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

  • Serial Number: 302223
  • Weight: 9.2lbs



  • Body Style: Firebird
  • Body Shape: Designer
  • Body Material: Layered Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Weight Relief: None


  • Profile: Medium C
  • Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"/ 304.8mm
  • Fret Count: 22
  • Frets: Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • Inlays: Aged Cellulose Nitrate Trapezoid
  • Joint: Neck-Through Construction


  • Finish: Nickel; Murphy Lab Light Aged
  • Bridge: ABR-1 
  • Saddle Material: Nickel-Plated Brass
  • Tailpiece: Maestro Vibrola
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Banjo Tuners
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White Firebird Hot-Stamped
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black 1-Ply Gibson Hot-Stamped
  • Controls Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver inserts
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Control Covers: Black
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers: Nickel


  • Neck Pickup: Firebird Alnico 5
  • Bridge Pickup: Firebird Alnico 5
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 500K CTS Pots, Hand-Wire Harness
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Switchcraft 
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Switchcraft


  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Custom Shop Hardshell
  • Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity
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Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Gibson, Murphy Lab

Type: Electric